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Advance Wars

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Game Boy Advance
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This turn-based strategy game hails back to a classic Japanese strategy game titled Famicom Wars. Advance Wars pits players against very computer AI in a number of battles involving submarines, warships, infantry, tanks, helicopters, and other weapons. During the maps, players may capture buildings to increase financial resources and repair damaged units. During combat, two units go head to head with the results determined by how the two stack up against each other, terrain conditions, and other factors. Up to four players can play using the Game Link Cable or by swapping a single Game Boy Advance at the end of each player's turn.


Advance Wars Game Boy Advance When Grit fires off his CO power, his units all gain an extra +2 range
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance In this mission, you have access to Base, which can deploy ground units.
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Wiping out half of enemy fighters as a pre-emptive strike.
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Olaf uses his CO power - Blizzard

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User Reviews

Wicked! Game Boy Advance Patrick Robertson (5)
A must own for any Game Boy Advance fan Game Boy Advance Travis Russell (3)
Great game, although perhaps too simple Game Boy Advance Kate Jones (453)
Great war on little screen Game Boy Advance 666gonzo666 (52648)

Critic Reviews

UOL Jogos Game Boy Advance Nov 19, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Electric Playground Game Boy Advance 2002 10 out of 10 100
Snackbar-Games.com Game Boy Advance Feb 12, 2006 5 out of 5 100
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Sep, 2001 95 out of 100 95
Gameswelt Game Boy Advance Jan 25, 2002 93 out of 100 93
Netjak Game Boy Advance Sep 23, 2002 9.3 out of 10 93
Cubed3 Game Boy Advance Aug 28, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Boy Advance Oct 28, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Planet Gameboy.de Game Boy Advance Sep 26, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Mygamer.com Game Boy Advance Aug 12, 2004 9 out of 10 90


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1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Advance Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
    • 2001 - Handheld Game of the Year Award
  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year

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